Harry Potter has officially reached the end author J.K.Rowling has confirmed to fans worldwide at the midnight release of her latest book.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was realised 9am Sunday morning to anxious Australian fans who had been lining up since the early hours of the morning.
— DymocksPenrith (@DymocksPenrith) July 31, 2016
It’s been almost 10 years since the last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was released back in 2007.
The book contains the rehearsal script for the parts one and two of the play which is currently running at the Palace Theatre in London.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child takes place 19 years after the events of the final Harry Potter book and follows Harry Potter as a Ministry of Magic employee and his son, Albus at Hogwarts
The book, which is predicted to be one of the best selling books of the year, is receiving mixed reviews from die-hard fans around the globe.
The book isn’t actually written by J.K.Rowling herself, but rather Jack Thorne, a screenwriter and playwright who was advised by J.K.Rowling during the writing process.
As such the book is said to be ‘missing the Rowling magic’.
A small good thing: it's 2016 and children are still pleading to be taken to bookshops at midnight. #CursedChild
— Scott Jordan Harris (@ScottFilmCritic) July 31, 2016
#CursedChild I LOVED the play becuz its, well, Harry Potter. The story/plot itself was a disappointment though.
— Adam LeBrocq (@AdamLeBrocq) August 1, 2016
Communication officer and avid reader, Ms Linda Bray expressed her disappointment in the latest Harry Potter book after it failed to live up to her expectations.
“It was a story that didn’t need to be told.” Ms Brady said.
“While the releasing the script did add a new dimension to the story, it was ultimately reduced to one or two lines. As a reader, you don’t get enough of a visual image”.
While the book adaption is receiving mixed reviews from fans, the stage adaption has received largely positive feedback from initial previews since it’s opening in June.
The stage play is currently sold out through to December 2017, with 250,000 more tickets expected to go on sale next month.
But fans can rest assured that this is not the last they will see of the wizarding world, with Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them set to hit Australian cinemas late November.